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Mon March 12, 2012 By: Dhwani Panchal
 

explain the chemical reaction in the phenyl ring of toluene

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Tue March 13, 2012
Toluene reacts as a normal aromatic hydrocarbon towards electrophilic aromatic substitution. The methyl group makes it around 25 times more reactive than benzenein such reactions. 
ex: nitration

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